Sunday 31st July – Friday 5th August 2022

by | Jul 26, 2022 | All, TV Week

PICKS OF THE WEEK

  • The Newsreader Sunday 31st July BBC Two
  • Better Things Sunday 31st July BBC Two
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Monday 1st August Sky Comedy.
  • Better Call Saul Tuesday 2nd August Netflix
  • Only Murders in the Building Tuesday 2nd August Disney+
  • The Great Wednesday 3rd August Channel 4

Sunday

9.00pm Marine A: Death and Justice Channel 4 – One-off documentary telling the story of Alexander Blackman, a British soldier convicted of manslaughter after shooting an unarmed and wounded Taliban insurgent in 2011. Featuring recently recovered combat footage, and interviews with many who have never appeared on camera before, including the judge who originally sentenced Blackman to life imprisonment, before his murder conviction was overturned.

Monday

10.00pm Le Brea Channel 5 – US drama series. A massive sinkhole opens in the middle of Los Angeles and hundreds of people, vehicles and buildings are pulled into its depths. The survivors find themselves trapped in a mysterious and dangerous, while a family separated by the tragedy look for ways to reunite. Sci-fi mystery, starring Natalie Zea and Eoin Macken.

Tuesday

8.00pm Worst House on the Street Channel 4 – Brother-and-sister property developers Scarlette and Stuart Douglas use their creative expertise to help families transform run-down houses into dream homes. In this opening episode, Scarlette and Stuart help young professional couple Harry and Yimika to totally transform their tired and ugly terraced house in Croydon into one of the best on the block. It’s not an easy job after asbestos is discovered, costing valuable time and money. But Scarlette and Stuart come to their rescue, saving them a small fortune by finding a supplier offering discounts on kitchen work surfaces, bringing valuable design advice to create a stylish front porch, and suggesting spray-painting the shabby window frames to make them look brand new.

Alicia Vikander stars in new comedy drama Irma Vep which is available in full tonight on NOW or Sky Boxsets.

9.00pm Irma Vep Sky Atlantic – Reimagining of the 1990s indie classic, which chronicles the filming of a chaotic TV production in present-day France. The series follows Mira, a disillusioned American actress who becomes so immersed in her role that the line between herself and her character begins to blur. Starring Alicia Vikander.

9.00pm Ardal O’Hanlon: Tomb Raider BBC Four – The actor explores some of the most important archaeological finds in Ireland’s history, revealing how many have been used as an important tool for nation-building on both sides of the border. Speaking to world-renowned experts, he unravels a forgotten time period, when a team of Americans from Harvard University, a Nazi archaeologist from Austria, and a Welsh geography professor dug up ancient sites across the country. Their pioneering work answered questions about the Celts, and what it means to be Irish.

10.00pm Vicky Pattison: Alcohol, Dad and Me Channel 4 – The reality star confronts her relationship with alcohol and reveals the secrets of a troubled family past. In her early twenties, Vicky Pattison made her name as the popular party girl on Geordie Shore, but she has also experienced first-hand the dark side of alcohol addiction. Growing up, Vicky’s dad was a functional alcoholic and Vicky is now around the same age as her dad was when his own addiction took hold. Having watched herself on TV, Vicky has also seen the results that drinking alcohol has had on her own behaviour, and freely admits that she doesn’t like who she is when she’s drunk. Keen to find out all she can about how to keep herself healthy, Vicky speaks out about the devastating impact that addiction and alcohol has had on her and those around her.

Wednesday

*No new programmes launch today.*

Thursday

9.00pm Code 404 Sky Comedy – Third series of the comedy starring Stephen Graham and Daniel Mays. Under investigation and stuck on limited duties, tensions are high between Carver and AI partner Major, but when a fellow copper is killed, it’s back to action.

Friday

The Sandman Netflix – Adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s legendary comic book of the same name. The ensemble cast features Tom Sturridge, Gwendoline Christie, Charles Dance, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Joely Richardson, David Thewlis and Stephen Fry.

9.00pm The Bain Family Murders More4 – Drama that delves into one of New Zealand’s most controversial criminal cases, when five members of the Bain family were found dead in their suburban Dunedin home in 1994. It remains one of the country’s most controversial cases, and the atrocity captured a nation and, in this opening episode, Dunedin police respond to a distressed call. Margaret and Robin’s marriage is in trouble, while David tries hard to please his mother.

Custard TV Staff

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26/07/2022

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